English and Japanese Light Novel Releases for Week Commencing 29th August 2016

English Releases:

Yen On: (release date 30th August)
• Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? 6
• Sword Art Online 008: Early and Late
• The Devil is a Part-Timer! 5
• Baccano! 1931 The Grand Punk Railroad: Local
• The Asterisk War: 01. Encounter with a Fiery Princess
• Black Bullet 4: Vengeance Is Mine

Japanese Releases:

KCG Bunko: (release date 29th August)
• Kagerou Daze 7 -from the darkness- (カゲロウデイズ VII -from the darkness-)

Regina Books: (release date 30th August)
• ダィテス領攻防記 7
• メイドから母になりました 4
• 王さまに憑かれてしまいました 3
• 異世界で失敗しない100の方法 5
• 異世界大家さんの下宿屋事情

Famitsu Bunko: (release date 30th August)
• Farewell, Ours: Natsu no Bokura wa Mabataki mo Dekinai Basho e (Farewell,ours ~夏の僕らは瞬きもできない場所へ~)
• Dakara Oniichan to Yobunatte! (だからお兄ちゃんと呼ぶなって!)
• FrontierWorld2 -Shoukanshi toshite Katsudouchuu- (FrontierWorld2 ‐召喚士として活動中‐)
• Moto Ryuuhou Kishi Madeleine no Tenshoku (元・竜砲騎士マデリーンの転職)
• Intai Eiyuu to Iku Dungeon Tour (引退英雄と行くダンジョンツアー)
• Sennenki no Regalia: Shiyatsu Tsurihita wa Hatarakanai (千年紀のレガリア 帝宝審理騎士は働かない)
• Tonari no Princess: Ota-cir no Hime Hajimemashita. (となりのプリンセス オタサーの姫はじめました。)

AMG Books: (release date 30th August)
• 魔王ロワイアル

Zero Sum Novels: (release date 30th August)
• 小説 竹取オーバーナイトセンセーション

HJ Bunko: (release date 31st August)
• Seirei Gensouki 5. Shirogane no Hanayome (精霊幻想記5.白銀の花嫁)
• Vampire/Lord ~Kunrinsuru wa, Shuuen no Kenou~ (ヴァンパイア/ロード ~君臨するは、終焉の賢王~)
• Shinwa Taisen Gilgamesh Knight III (神話大戦 ギルガメッシュナイトIII)
• Dolghon Saga (ドルグオン・サーガ)

Hero Bunko: (release date 31st August)
• 7th 3 (セブンス 3)
• Kantei Nouryoku de Chougoushi ni Narimasu 4 (鑑定能力で調合師になります 4)
• Fukkatsu Maou wa Omitooshi? 1 (復活魔王はお見通し? 1)
• Chiisana Majo to Norainu Kishi 1 (小さな魔女と野良犬騎士 1)

Kadokawa Sneaker Bunko: (release date 31st August)
• Masou Gakuen HxH 9 (魔装学園H×H (9))
• Ecstas Online 01. Maou wa Clear wo Yurusanai (エクスタス・オンライン 01.魔王はクリアを許さない)
• Sayonara, Psychic 1. Koi to Juuryoku no Rondo (さよなら、サイキック 1.恋と重力のロンド)
• Itsuka no Sora, Kimi to no Mahou (いつかの空、君との魔法)

Kadokawa Ruby Bunko: (release date 31st August)
• 獣皇子と初恋花嫁
• Furaretemo, Suki na Hito. (ふられても、好きなひと。)

Jewel Bunko: (release date 31st August)
• Ouji-sama wa, Nyanko-hime ni Muchuusugi! Seiryaku Kekkon no Hazu ga Amaicha Shinkon Seikatsu deshita. (王子様は、にゃんこ姫に夢中すぎっ! 政略結婚のハズが甘いちゃ新婚生活でした。)
• Dekiai Kinshi!? Cool na Shachou ga Ookami-san ni Hyouhenchuu (溺愛禁止!? クールな社長が狼さんに豹変中)

Kodansha BOX: (release date 31st August)
• K 赤の王国

Kadokawa Beans Bunko: (release date 31st August)
• 花に嵐 恋し君 雪花舞う出逢い
• 流星茶房物語 龍は天に恋を願う
• Romeo to Cinderella: Kouhen ~Cinderella-hen~ (ロミオとシンデレラ 後編〜シンデレラ編〜)

ENTERBRAIN: (release date 31st August)
• Lv999 no Murabito 2 (LV999の村人 2)

Cobalt Bunko: (release date 1st September)
• Waka Okusama, Tokidoki Mahoutsukai. (若奥様、ときどき魔法使い。)
• Shinikake Seijo to Koutei no Kikan (死にかけ聖女と皇帝の帰還)
• 犬恋花伝 ―青銀の花犬は誓約を恋う―

Mu Novel: (release date 1st September)
• ザ・サード【完全版】6
• 北海の堕天使

Melissa: (release date 1st September)
• 君よ知るや異界の地

TO Books: (release date 1st September)
• 撮られたい
• くりす亭のほろ酔い事件簿

Kodansha Ranobe Bunko: (release date 2nd September)
• Kanojo ga Flag wo Oraretara: Meido no Miyage yo, Saigo ni Sotsugyoushiki no Koto wo Oshiete Ageru wa (彼女がフラグをおられたら 冥土の土産よ、最期に卒業式のことを教えてあげるわ)
• Galkon! Gal to Shinkon Seikatsu suru Koto ni Natta. (ギャルこん! ギャルと新婚生活することになった。)
• Kyomu no Maou, Sousei no Eiyuuki (虚無の魔王、創世の英雄姫)
• “Chikatetsu ni Noru” Series: Kyo Girls Days 2 ~Uzumasa Moe no Tsukumo Gikyoku~ (「地下鉄に乗るっ」シリーズ 京・ガールズデイズ2 ~太秦萌の九十九戯曲~)
• V-kei Band no Ouji-sama ga Jitsu wa Gakuen Ichi no Bishoujo Ojousama nano wa Himitsu Shitekure 2 (V系バンドの王子様が実は学園一の美少女お嬢様なのは秘密にしてくれ2)
• Yappari Shinigami ga Munou na Sei (やっぱり死神が無能なせい)

Iris NEO: (release date 2nd September)
• Mahoutsukai no Konyakusha 3 Itsuwari no Kishi ni Chikai no Kakan wo (魔法使いの婚約者3 偽りの騎士に誓いの花冠を)
• 四竜帝の大陸3

Kodansha X Bunko White Heart: (release date 2nd September)
• Bara no Otome wa Ken wo Sasageru (薔薇の乙女は剣を捧げる)
• Hanayome wa Ai ni Yureru (花嫁は愛に揺れる)
• Dekiai Wedding (溺愛ウェディング)
• 精霊の乙女 ルベト ラ・アヴィアータ、東へ

Sonya Bunko: (release date 3rd September)
• ここへ、おかえり
• Ai yori mo Fukaku (愛よりも深く)

Adult light novel labels with releases this week:
Otona Bunko (release date 31st August) – 1 volume
Real Dream Bunko (release date 31st August) – 1 volume
King Novels (release date 1st September) – 2 volumes
Nijigen Dream Bunko (release date 2nd September) – 1 volume

Plus a Kanzenban edition rerelease of volume 7 of the Takumi-kun series and rereleases of セカンドトリップと私の7人の夫達について and Zutto Kimi wo Matteita (ずっと君を待っていた) under Melissa Bunko.

Weekly watching roundup – Summer 2016 week 8

Episodes watched this week:
Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu 21
Rewrite 1
Rewrite 2
Saiki Kusuo no Ψ-nan (TV) 30
Saiki Kusuo no Ψ-nan (TV) 31
Saiki Kusuo no Ψ-nan (TV) 32
Saiki Kusuo no Ψ-nan (TV) 33
Saiki Kusuo no Ψ-nan (TV) 34
Saiki Kusuo no Ψ-nan (TV) 35
Saiki Kusuo no Ψ-nan (TV) 36
Onara Gorou 8
Aggressive Retsuko 20
Amanchu! 5
Nejimaki Seirei Senki: Tenkyou no Alderamin 7
Servamp 1
Rewrite 3
Fudanshi Koukou Seikatsu 8
Kono Bijutsubu ni wa Mondai ga Aru! 7
Kono Bijutsubu ni wa Mondai ga Aru! 8
New Game! 8
Saiki Kusuo no Ψ-nan (TV) 37
Saiki Kusuo no Ψ-nan (TV) 38
Saiki Kusuo no Ψ-nan (TV) 39
Saiki Kusuo no Ψ-nan (TV) 40
Orange 2
Amanchu! 6

Summer 2016 Status:

Series rankings at present:
1. Amanchu!
2. Nejimaki Seirei Senki: Tenkyou no Alderamin (up 1)
3. New Game! (down 1)
4. Kono Bijutsubu ni wa Mondai ga Aru (up 1)
5. Mahou Shoujo? Naria☆Girls (down 1)
6. Amaama to Inazuma
7. ReLIFE
8. Onara Gorou
9. Saiki Kusuo no Ψ-nan (TV) (up 4)
10. Fukigen na Mononokean (down 1)
11. Taboo-Tattoo
12. Orange (down 2)
13. Momokuri (TV) (down 1)
14. Servamp (NEW)
15. Fudanshi Koukou Seikatsu (down 1)
16. Rewrite (NEW)

not yet watched:
• Arslan Senki (TV): Fuujin Ranbu
• Binan Koukou Chikyuu Bouei-bu LOVE! LOVE!
• Love Live! Sunshine!!
• Qualidea Code
• Tales of Zestiria the X

No longer intend to watch:
• Scared Rider Xechs

Orange is devoting far too much attention to football to my liking. The first half of that second episode (yes, I know I’m way behind on it) was bad enough that it prevented me from truly appreciating the much better second half. More of that and the series is dropped.

Rewrite feels kind of stale. But I hope there’ll be more to it in the later episodes.

A succession of good episodes from Saiki Kusuo recently is nice. Great stuff from Alderamin, KonoBi and Amanchu as well.

English and Japanese Light Novel Releases for Week Commencing 22nd August 2016 (UPDATED 29th August)

EDIT: major update as of 29th August. Date changes, new labels, volumes added. Not sure what happened here.

English Releases:

Yen On: (release date 23rd August)
• The Irregular at Magic High School 2: Enrollment Arc Part II
• A Certain Magical Index 8

One Peace Books: (release date 23rd August)
• The Rising of the Shield Hero 5

Japanese Releases:

Mitsuneko Bunko: (release date 22nd August)
• Seishaku Geika no Niizuma wa Rikon Shimasen! (聖爵猊下の新妻は離婚しません!)
• Datsuai Triangle: Etsuraku to Shuuchaku no Mitsuya (奪愛トライアングル 悦楽と執着の蜜夜)

HJ Novels: (release date 23rd August)
• Isekai wa Smartphone to Tomo ni. 6 (異世界はスマートフォンとともに。6)
• Futsuu no Ossan Dakedo, Kamisama kara Moratta Nouryoku de Isekai wo Tabi Shitekuru. Tsukaretara Teni Mahou de Jitaku ni Kaeru. (普通のおっさんだけど、神さまからもらった能力で異世界を旅してくる。疲れたら転移魔法で自宅に帰る。)

Jewel Books: (release date 24th August)
• Netsuai Koutei no Amai Kusari ~Hanayome wa Torikago no Naka ni~ (熱愛皇帝の甘い鎖 ~花嫁は鳥籠の中に~)

Mahou no i-Rand Bunko (release date 24th August)
• ワケあり生徒会!NEXT (9)
• 365日。
• 奇人の頭を叩いてみれば (2)
• 天国からの交換日記 ~君がくれた奇跡の11ヵ月~
• 放課後恋愛相談部! いつもの場所で待ってるよ。

Overlap Bunko: (release date 24th August)
• Hai to Gensou no Grimgar level.9 Koko ni Iru Ima, Haruka Tooku he (灰と幻想のグリムガル level.9 ここにいる今、遥か遠くへ)
• Seiju no Kuni no Kinjutsukai 7 (聖樹の国の禁呪使い 7)
• Mahoutsukai to Boku 1 (魔法使いと僕1)
• Isekai ni Tensei Shitan dakedo Ore, Tensei tte Kanchigai Saretenai? 3 (異世界に転生したんだけど俺、天才って勘違いされてない? 3)
• Mitsu no Tou no Monogatari 2 (三つの塔の物語 2)

MF Bunko J: (release date 25th August)
• No Game No Life 9 Gamer Kyoudai wa Ichi Turn Yasumu Sou Desu (ノーゲーム・ノーライフ (9) ゲーマー兄妹は一ターン休むそうです)
• Madan no Ou to Vanadis 15 (魔弾の王と戦姫〈ヴァナディース〉(15))
• Kyou kara Ore wa Loli no Himo! (今日から俺はロリのヒモ!)
• Mikagura Gakuen Kumikyoku 8 Kakushinteki Heroism (ミカグラ学園組曲8 革新的ヒロイズム)
• Maryoku Zero no Ore ni wa, Mahou Kenki Saikyou no Gakuen wo Shihai dekinai… to Omotta? (魔力ゼロの俺には、魔法剣姫最強の学園を支配できない……と思った?)
• Sephirot 2 (天牢都市〈セフィロト〉 (2))
• ギルド〈白き盾〉の夜明譚 (3)
• Hidan no Aria 23: Fukachi no Juudan (緋弾のアリアXXIII 不可知の銃弾)
• Gakusen Toshi Asterisk 11. Jinshin Sessa (学戦都市アスタリスク 11. 刃心切磋)

Superdash Bunko: (release date 25th August)
• R.O.D 12 (R.O.D 第十二巻)

MF Books: (release date 25th August)
• Mushoku Tensei ~Isekai Ittara Honki Dasu~ 12 (無職転生 〜異世界行ったら本気だす〜 (12))
• Hachi Nantte, Sore wa Nai Deshou! 9 (八男って、それはないでしょう! (9))
• Inchiki no Chikara de, Sengoku no Yo wo Kakenukeru. 2 (銭(インチキ)の力で、戦国の世を駆け抜ける。 (2))
• 駆除人 (2) 〜土の勇者篇〜

Overlap Novels: (release date 25th August)
• クロの戦記II
• Kyoukai Meikyuu to Ikai no Majutsushi 5 (境界迷宮と異界の魔術師 5)

Dash X Bunko: (release date 25th August)
• Qualidea Code (クオリディア・コード)
• Ore no Ie ga Maryoku Spot Datta Ken 2 ~Sunde Iru dake de Sekai Saikyou~ (俺の家が魔力スポットだった件 2 ~住んでいるだけで世界最強~)
• Isekai C-Mart Hanjouki 4 (異世界Cマート繁盛記 4)
• Watashi-tachi Koroshiya Desu, Hontou Desu, Uso ja Arimasen, Shinjite Kudasai. (私たち殺し屋です、本当です、嘘じゃありません、信じてください。)
• Esterio no Kanrinin: Saikyou Yuusha datta Ore no Bishoujo Coaching Life (魔法学園<エステリオ>の管理人 ~最強勇者だった俺の美少女コーチングライフ~ )
• Bokura wa Riajuu na node Otaku na Kako nado Arimasen (Oouso) (Kari) (僕らはリア充なのでオタクな過去などありません(大嘘)(仮))

Gabriella Bunko Plus: (release date 25th August)
• Onzoushi no Amai Yuuwaku: Ame no Hi wa Dakishimete (御曹司の甘い誘惑 雨の日は抱きしめて)
• Oshiete Ageru: Tadashii Fujun Isei Kouyuu Manual (教えてあげる 正しい不純異性交遊マニュアル)

Ever Princess: (release date 25th August)
• 素直になれないマリッジロード
• Iede Ojousama no Maid Seikatsu (家出お嬢様のメイド生活)

Ever Romance: (release date 25th August)
• 草食系獣医の溺愛包囲網

Otomitsu Milky Premium: (release date 25th August)
• 吉原彼岸花

Wings Novel: (release date 25th August)
• ナインスペル~オーディンの遺産(2)~

Lululu Bunko: (release date 26th August)
• Lady Marianne no Kekkon (レディ・マリアーヌの婚約)
• Yuurei Hakushaku no Hanayome -Koisuru Musume to Manatsu no Yoru no Akumu- (幽霊伯爵の花嫁 -恋する娘と真夏の夜の悪夢-)
• Maboroshi no Kindachi: Rokudanbou to Onyouji (幻の公達 六男坊と陰陽師)
• Oni e Naku Tsuki e Warau (鬼へ鳴く月へ笑う)

Beginning Novels: (release date 26th August)
• 最凶魔術師の異常なる逃亡生活2

PASH! Books: (release date 26th August)
• 転生したので次こそは幸せな人生を掴んでみせましょう 5
• ヒロインな妹、悪役令嬢な私 2

Fairy Kiss: (release date 27th August)
• オオカミ殿下と氷の姫君
• Nataris Hime to Chuujitsu na Kishi (ナタリア姫と忠実な騎士)

M Novels: (release date 27th August)
• 魔法の国の魔弾(3)

Monster Bunko: (release date 28th August)
• Shinka no Mi: Shiranai Uchi ni Kachigumi Jinsei 5 (進化の実~知らないうちに勝ち組人生~(5))
• Cheat Majutsu de Unmei wo Nejifuseru 3 (チート魔術で運命をねじ伏せる(3))
• 異世界召喚は二度目です(3)

Unknown label or not a light novel:
• BanG Dream! バンドリ
• せんおち〜千早大学落語研究会物語〜
• 悪ノ大罪 悪徳のジャッジメント
• 泡沫少女とイデアの少年
• 転生したので次こそは幸せな人生を掴んでみせましょう 5
• ヒロインな妹、悪役令嬢な私 2
• 日本列島妖怪短編集「もののけの国」

Adult light novel labels with releases this week:
Otona Bunko (release date 24th August) – 1 volume
Puchipara Bunko Creative (release date 24th August) – 1 volume

Weekly watching roundup – Summer 2016 week 7

Episodes watched this week:
Nejimaki Seirei Senki: Tenkyou no Alderamin 2
Nejimaki Seirei Senki: Tenkyou no Alderamin 3
Nejimaki Seirei Senki: Tenkyou no Alderamin 4
Nejimaki Seirei Senki: Tenkyou no Alderamin 5
Nejimaki Seirei Senki: Tenkyou no Alderamin 6
Aggressive Retsuko 19
Onara Gorou 7
New Game! 5
New Game! 6
New Game! 7
Kono Bijutsubu ni wa Mondai ga Aru! 3
Kono Bijutsubu ni wa Mondai ga Aru! 4
Kono Bijutsubu ni wa Mondai ga Aru! 5
Kono Bijutsubu ni wa Mondai ga Aru! 6
Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu 19
Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu 20
Amanchu! 4
Mahou Shoujo? Naria☆Girls 3
Mahou Shoujo? Naria☆Girls 4
Fudanshi Koukou Seikatsu 7
Saiki Kusuo no Ψ-nan (TV) 25
Saiki Kusuo no Ψ-nan (TV) 26
Saiki Kusuo no Ψ-nan (TV) 27
Saiki Kusuo no Ψ-nan (TV) 28
Saiki Kusuo no Ψ-nan (TV) 29

Summer 2016 Status:

Series rankings at present:
1. Amanchu!
2. New Game!
3. Nejimaki Seirei Senki: Tenkyou no Alderamin (up 8)
4. Mahou Shoujo? Naria☆Girls (down 1)
5. Kono Bijutsubu ni wa Mondai ga Aru (down 1)
6. Amaama to Inazuma (down 1)
7. ReLIFE
8. Onara Gorou (down 2)
9. Fukigen na Mononokean (down 1)
10. Orange (down 1)
11. Taboo-Tattoo (down 1)
12. Momokuri (TV)
13. Saiki Kusuo no Ψ-nan (TV)
14. Fudanshi Koukou Seikatsu

not yet watched:
• Arslan Senki (TV): Fuujin Ranbu
• Binan Koukou Chikyuu Bouei-bu LOVE! LOVE!
• Love Live! Sunshine!!
• Qualidea Code
• Rewrite
• Scared Rider Xechs
• Servamp
• Tales of Zestiria the X

English and Japanese Light Novel Releases for Week Commencing 15th August 2016

English Releases:

n/a

Japanese Releases:

Earth Star Novel: (release date 15th August)
• Watashi, Nouryoku wa Heikinchi de tte Itta yo ne! 2 (私、能力は平均値でって言ったよね! 2)
• 転生吸血鬼さんはお昼寝がしたい 2
• Sono Mono. Nochi ni… 01 (その者。のちに… 01)
• Tensei shitara Dragon no Tamago datta: Saikyou Igai Mezasanee 3 (転生したらドラゴンの卵だった ~最強以外目指さねぇ~ 3)
• Ossan ga Bijo. 5 Warumono no Kikan (おっさんがびじょ。 5 わるものの帰還)

Novel 0: (release date 15th August)
• 撃鉄の心臓
• 食せよ我が心と異形は言う (2)
• ゴースト・ギャロップ ‐蒼空の幽霊機‐

Saga Forest: (release date 15th August)
• 機動城砦サラトガ

Vanilla Bunko: (release date 17th August)*
• S-kei Kikoushi no Okiniiri (S系貴公子のお気に入り)
• Hakoniwa no Hatsukoi (箱庭の初恋)

M Novels: (release date 17th August)
• エリィ・ゴールデンと悪戯な転換 ブスでデブでもイケメンエリート

Ponycan BOOKS Light Novel Series: (release date 17th August)
• Binan Koukou Chikyuu Bouei-bu LOVE! NOVEL! III (美男高校地球防衛部LOVE! NOVEL! III)
• Sukuwanakya Dame desu ka? Isekai 4 (救わなきゃダメですか? 異世界(4))
• Blue Black Planet: Bokura wa Chikyuu no Yume wo Miru (ブルー・ブラック・プラネット~僕らは地球の夢を見る~)

Kodansha Ranobe Bunko: (release date 17th August)
• Aki Battalion: Sen no Shikabane, Natsu, Owari no# (アキバタリアン 千の屍、夏、終わりの#)

Gagaga Bunko: (release date 18th August)
• Saredo Tsumibito wa Ryuu to Odoru 18: Doko ka de, Dare ka no Uta ga (されど罪人は竜と踊る 18: どこかで、誰かの歌が)
• Four Cours After 3 (ふぉーくーるあふたー 3)
• Itsuwarugami no Sniper 2 (偽る神のスナイパー 2)
• Yuusha to Yuusha to Yuusha to Yuusha 3 (勇者と勇者と勇者と勇者 3)

Tiara Bunko: (release date 18th August)
• Oushitsu Shinmonkan wa Wakaokusama wo Midara ni Honrou suru (王室審問官は若奥様を淫らに翻弄する)
• Oniisama ga Dannasama!? Koushaku Reijou no Nayamashiku Amai Shinkon Seikatsu (お兄さまが旦那様!? 公爵令嬢の悩ましく甘い新婚生活)
• Zettai Kekkon Meirei! Kishi Ouji to “Kabe no Hana” (絶対結婚命令! 騎士王子と“壁の花”)

Fujimi Fantasia Bunko: (release date 20th August)
• Tokyo Ravens EX 4 twelve shamans (東京レイヴンズEX4 twelve shamans)
• Omae wo Otaku ni Shiteyaru Kara, Ore wo Riajuu ni Shitekure! 15 Daigakusei-hen (おまえをオタクにしてやるから、俺をリア充にしてくれ! (15) 大学生編)
• Taimadou Gakuen 35 Shiken Shoutai Another Mission 2 (対魔導学園35試験小隊Another Mission2)
• Gun-Ota ga Mahou Sekai ni Tensei shitara, Gendai Heiki de Guntai Harem wo Tsukucchaimashita!? 8 (軍オタが魔法世界に転生したら、現代兵器で軍隊ハーレムを作っちゃいました!? (8))
• Izure Shinwa no Ragnarok 4 -Magan no Ou to Aishin Kenbu- (いづれ神話の放課後戦争 (4) ―魔眼の王と哀神剣舞―)
• Ore ga Suki nano wa Imouto dakedo Imouto ja Nai (俺が好きなのは妹だけど妹じゃない)
• Seven Cast no Hikikomori Majutsuou 2 (セブンキャストのひきこもり魔術王 (2))
• Kiwameta RPG Sekai na node, Heiki Sekkei Skill de Sokueiyuu desu (極めたRPG世界なので、兵器設計スキルで即英雄です)

Fujimi Dragon Book: (release date 20th August)
• ソード・ワールド2.0リプレイ Rock ‘n Role(3) ヴァンパイア・ゲームエンド

Ichijinsha Bunko: (release date 20th August)
• Oreta Seiken to Teikan no Kenki 3 (折れた聖剣と帝冠の剣姫(3))

Ichijinsha Bunko Iris: (release date 20th August)
• 毒草王子と臆病姫

Unknown label or not a light novel:
• デスクトップアーミー 長靴をはいた猫王
• レムレスブルーの午前2時

Adult light novel labels with releases this week:
Bishoujo Bunko (release date 20th August) – 3 volumes

*Note: Delayed from the previously listed release date of 13th August

Weekly watching roundup – Summer 2016 weeks 4, 5 and 6

Episodes watched wk 4:
Onara Gorou 4

Episodes watched wk 5:
Amanchu! 2
Aggressive Retsuko 17

Episodes watched this week:
Aggressive Retsuko 18
ReLIFE 1
Onara Gorou 5
Mahou Shoujo? Naria☆Girls 2
Saiki Kusuo no Ψ-nan (TV) 1
Saiki Kusuo no Ψ-nan (TV) 2
Saiki Kusuo no Ψ-nan (TV) 3
Saiki Kusuo no Ψ-nan (TV) 4
Saiki Kusuo no Ψ-nan (TV) 5
Saiki Kusuo no Ψ-nan (TV) 6
Saiki Kusuo no Ψ-nan (TV) 7
Saiki Kusuo no Ψ-nan (TV) 8
Saiki Kusuo no Ψ-nan (TV) 9
Saiki Kusuo no Ψ-nan (TV) 10
Saiki Kusuo no Ψ-nan (TV) 11
Saiki Kusuo no Ψ-nan (TV) 12
Saiki Kusuo no Ψ-nan (TV) 13
Saiki Kusuo no Ψ-nan (TV) 14
Saiki Kusuo no Ψ-nan (TV) 15
Saiki Kusuo no Ψ-nan (TV) 16
Saiki Kusuo no Ψ-nan (TV) 17
Saiki Kusuo no Ψ-nan (TV) 18
Saiki Kusuo no Ψ-nan (TV) 19
Fudanshi Koukou Seikatsu 3
-DROPPED Mob Psycho 100 too early in the episode to count
Bananya 4
Onara Gorou 6
New Game! 3
New Game! 4
Kono Bijutsubu ni wa Mondai ga Aru! 2
Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu 17
Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu 18
Amanchu 3
Bananya 5 DROPPED
Nejimaki Seirei Senki: Tenkyou no Alderamin 1
Saiki Kusuo no Ψ-nan (TV) 20
Saiki Kusuo no Ψ-nan (TV) 21
Saiki Kusuo no Ψ-nan (TV) 22
Saiki Kusuo no Ψ-nan (TV) 23
Saiki Kusuo no Ψ-nan (TV) 24
ReLIFE 2
ReLIFE 3
ReLIFE 4
ReLIFE 5
Fudanshi Koukou Seikatsu 4
Fudanshi Koukou Seikatsu 5
Fudanshi Koukou Seikatsu 6

You see now why I didn’t do a post for either the last two weeks?

Summer 2016 Status:

Series rankings at present:
1. Amanchu!
2. New Game!
3. Mahou Shoujo? Naria☆Girls (up 2)
4. Kono Bijutsubu ni wa Mondai ga Aru (down 1)
5. Amaama to Inazuma (down 1)
6. Onara Gorou (up 6)
7. ReLIFE (NEW)
8. Fukigen na Mononokean (down 2)
9. Orange (down 2)
10. Taboo-Tattoo (down 2)
11. Nejimaki Seirei Senki: Tenkyou no Alderamin (NEW)
12. Momokuri (TV) (down 3)
13. Saiki Kusuo no Ψ-nan (TV) (NEW)
14. Fudanshi Koukou Seikatsu (down 3)

not yet watched:
• Arslan Senki (TV): Fuujin Ranbu
• Binan Koukou Chikyuu Bouei-bu LOVE! LOVE!
• Love Live! Sunshine!!
• Qualidea Code
• Rewrite
• Scared Rider Xechs
• Servamp
• Tales of Zestiria the X

Dropped:
Mob Psycho 100
Bananya

Regalia: The Three Sacred Stars has been removed from the list due to being pushed back a season.

Mob Psycho – there are a lot of psychic type series airing right now, and there can be little doubt that this is the weakest of them. Thus I have no desire to continue watching it.

Episode 5 of Onara Gorou was possibly the best single episode of the new series this season I’ve watched so far. Other than the lacklustre 2nd episode that series has been a real pleasant surprise so far. That said, Amanchu! is running away with the season overall. And Hishiro Chizuru from ReLIFE is the best character so far.

I’ve lost interest in Bananya. Not that I ever had much to begin with.

Saiki Kusuo seems extremely erratic. Some of the little stories are great, others make me wonder why I bother to watch.

Monthly Japanese Light Novel Sales Figures July 2016

Data covers 27th June to 31st July.

Volume Ranking:

*1. 56,113 Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! 9
*2. 50,027 Sword Art Online Alternative: Gun Gale Online 5
*3. 48,214 Nademonogatari
*4. 44,885 Sekaiichi Hatsukoi: Hatori Yoshiyuki no Baai
*5. 36,447 Highschool D×D 22
*6. 30,681 Ensemble Stars! Koutei no Kikan
*7. 30,373 Arifureta Shokugyou de Sekai Saikyou 4
*8. 30,214 Imouto Sae Ireba Ii. 5
*9. 30,032 Saenai Heroine no Sodatekata 10
10. 27,756 Sekaiichi Hatsukoi: Yoshino Chiaki no Baai
11. 23,191 Risou no Himo Seikatsu 8
12. 23,134 Shousetsu Osomatsu-san: Maematsu (LE)
13. 23,023 Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu 1
14. 21,637 Saijaku Muhai no Bahamut 10
15. 20,648 Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu 6
16. 20,501 Shounen Onmyouji: Soko ni, Adonaki Inori wo
17. 19,717 Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu 7
18. 18,840 Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu 2
19. 18,223 Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu 5
20. 18,176 Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu 8

Series Ranking:

*1. 149,655 Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu
*2. 122,898 Shousetsu Kimi no Na wa.
*3. 115,281 Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo!
*4. *53,459 Sword Art Online Alternative: Gun Gale Online
*5. *53,271 Monogatari Series
*6. *47,823 Overlord
*7. *45,735 Sword Art Online
*8. *44,293 Nejimaki Seirei Senki: Tenkyou no Alderamin
*9. *37,818 Ensemble Stars! Novelisation
10. *37,701 Highschool D×D
11. *36,786 Arifureta Shokugyou de Sekai Saikyou
12. *36,517 Imouto Sae Ireba Ii.
13. *35,482 Ansatsu Kyoushitsu Novelisation
14. *32,577 Osomatsu-san Novelisation
15. *32,216 Masou Gakuen H×H
16. *30,864 Saenai Heroine no Sodatekata
17. *26,425 Saijaku Muhai no Bahamut
18. *24,909 Dungeon ni Deai wo Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darou ka
19. *24,454 Shounen Onmyoujin Bangaihen Tanpenshuu
20. *24,036 Bungou Stray Dogs

(source: Oricon via refugeechan)

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